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State prisons are major breeding ground for Islamic radicalization
by Wil Cruz, Joe Kemp, and Patrice O'Shaughnessy
The four men accused of plotting to blow up synagogues and shoot down a plane all did stretches in state prisons - a major breeding ground for Islamic radicalization.
At least two of the suspects, James Cromitie and Onta Williams, entered the system as Baptists and were paroled as Muslims.
The concern about prisons incubating jihadists has been heightened in the debate over releasing Guantanamo terror suspects to facilities across the U.S.
FBI Director Robert Mueller has called America's prisons "fertile ground for extremists."
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